The Touryst

Shin'en

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
83%
Critics Recommend
Based on 18 critic reviews
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The Touryst

Rating Summary

Based on 18 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

83%

Critics Recommend

Based on 18 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchNov 21, 2019

Publisher: Shin'en

Genre: Adventure

You are just arriving at the Monument Islands. Want to go swimming? Rather take a dive into the deep sea? Do you want to visit the amusement arcade, do some shopping, dance at the beach party? Fancy some surfing? Or will you talk with the strange old tourist and listen what he has to say about these ancient mysterious monuments...?

The Touryst Reviews

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A relaxing little adventure with gorgeous graphics, easy puzzles, and good vibes.

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There isn't a strong narrative that strings together this adventure, but the lack of one makes the whole experience a bit more beguiling. If I were subject to an endless series of cut-scenes where characters prattle through the exposition, I wouldn't have walked away from The Touryst as intrigued as I am. Mind you, it's not an amazing experience or something I'm going to remember several months from now like other, more dynamic indie games. But, as a small, self-contained adventure with gorgeous style and a playful sense of freedom, I was more than satisfied when the credits rolled.

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The Touryst is an absolutely stellar action-adventure game that sends players on a whirlwind journey of mini-games, puzzle solving and scenic vistas all bundled in one of the most visually impressive engines to date on the Switch.

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GameMAG

5 / 10
GameMAG

The Touryst might have been an interesting game like Fez, but the developers spoiled everything with a monstrously inconvenient camera, crooked controls and boring levels with bad jumping sections. Great graphics, bright Islands and the atmosphere of adventure slightly correct the situation, but do not save the game from failure. Weak ending openly hints a sequel, but if the Studio does not find experts on the gameplay, nothing good can be expected.

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